ACC Writers Studio will recognize Banned Books Week with an open mic event on Monday, Sept. 28, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Library and Learning Commons.
Please share your favorite banned book at this open mic reading. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 311 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2014, and many more go unreported. Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Writers Studio faculty advisor Kathryn Winograd at email@example.com or 303.797.5815.